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Firm innovation and spillovers in Italy: Does geographical proximity matter?

Paola Cardamone ()
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Paola Cardamone: University of Calabria

Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, 2018, vol. 11, issue 1, No 1, 16 pages

Abstract: Abstract Using a sample of Italian manufacturing firms over the period 2004–2006, a knowledge production function is estimated to investigate the role of knowledge spillovers in the innovative performance of Italian manufacturing firms. Sales of innovative products are used as measure of firm innovative performance. The role of innovative spatial externalities are analysed through the use of spatial econometric techniques. Overall, the results show evidence of a positive role of geographical proximity in innovation.

Keywords: Innovation; Knowledge spillovers; Italian manufacturing firms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O30 C21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1007/s12076-017-0193-y

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